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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The companies of the Maine Coast Guard Infantry mustered in at various times between March 18, 1864 and March 1, 1865. The companies mustered out at various times between May 25, 1865 and September 6, 1865. See below for the mustering in and mustering out dates for each company.

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - Mustered in March 18, 1864.
Assigned to garrison Fort Washington, Maryland.
Mustered out May 25, 1865.

Company B - Mustered in April 27, 1864.
Stationed at Fort Foote, Maryland.
Mustered out June 24, 1865.

Company C - Mustered in May 16, 1864.
Stationed at Fort Sullivan, Maine.
Mustered out September 6, 1865.

Company D - Mustered in January 6, 1865.
Stationed at Machiasport, Maine.
Mustered out September 6, 1865.

Company E - Mustered in January 7, 1865.
Stationed at Rockland, Maine.
Mustered out July 7, 1865.

Company F - Mustered in January 6, 1865.
Stationed at Belfast, Maine.
Mustered out July 7, 1865.

Company G - Mustered in March 1, 1865.
Stationed at Augusta, Maine and later Calais, Maine.
Mustered out July 6, 1865.[1]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 840 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maine in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Maine in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maine, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).